I am using Fedora on a computer with touch screen. When was using Fedora 26 or older, the on-screen keyboard always pops up when I am using the touch screen (like when I selected gedit window, the on-screen keyboard shows, and I have to close it manually). I found that caribou is the keyboard which annoys me, and this answer helped me (by disabling caribou).

However, after upgrading to Fedora 27 (actually I installed it from scratch), disabling caribou no longer works, and the keyboard pops up whenever I am using touch screen on gedit (and other applications). What should I do to disable it?


You may use a GNOME shell extension called "Block Caribou".

It claims to block caribou (the on screen keyboard) from popping up when you use a touchscreen in GNOME shell v3.26.

Edit: for later versions and if Block Caribou doesn't seem to help try the newer shell extension Block Caribou 36.

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    "Block Caribou" works well. Hope that it will continue supporting when gnome-shell updates (my gnome-shell version is 3.26.2-1.fc27) – Eric Stdlib Dec 5 '17 at 3:35
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    For newer versions of gnome, try the newer extension "Block Caribou 36" extensions.gnome.org/extension/3222/block-caribou-36 - this worked for me on Fedora 33 – Lorna Mitchell Feb 12 at 13:27
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    @Lorna Please feel free to edit the answer and append this. – pomsky Feb 12 at 14:00

if you click Activities< show applications< software. its way down at the bottom, and you can click uninstall. (its making me type 30 characters to post answer.

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